Five years after the Mogul Pop Star married music executive Jordan Bratman, Christina Aguilera settled her divorce on Valentine’s Day of all days. After all, five years is a long time to be married anyway and what could be a more romantic present for her new beau Matt Rutler. It’s been reported that Christina, Jordan, and Matt have been living in the same house until recently. The thought of that doesn’t exactly conjure up a light-hearted “Three’s Company” episode. However, things are looking up for the recently troubled starlet as this marriage winds down and Jordan finally moves out.
Christina and soon to be ex-husband Jordan have a three year old child together. According to the agreement they will be sharing custody of the child. The couple had a prenuptial agreement and although the exact settlement terms have not been reported, Jordan is rumored to be getting a little something above and beyond what the prenup called for.
Prenuptial agreements in Florida are valid documents that hold a lot of weight when things don’t last. It’s important to have an experienced attorney draft the terms if you want to avoid some of the common pitfalls that can arise. There are also certain things that you cannot do in a Florida prenuptial agreement. The best thing about a prenup is it avoids lengthy divorce litigation.
As in Christina Aguilera’s divorce, the tough stuff is finished, the couple need only wait until April 15, 2011 when they will both be legally single under California law. There was no lengthy legal battle with an uncertain ending as in the highly publicized Kelsey Grammer divorce. Prenups are a great way to avoid litigation in which you may spend much a lot of the money each spouse might have otherwise walked away with.
You can explain to your spouse that getting a prenup is like good estate planning. Even though you don’t want to think about worst case scenarios, it’s better to be prepared when they happen. There is nothing that says a prenup has to leave one person with nothing and the other spouse with everything. On the contrary, it’s a good way to make sure both spouse’s are taken care of should the marriage fall apart in the future. Come see one of our Florida Family Law Attorneys to discuss responsible marriage planning.